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2023

  • September 01, 2023
    LSS meals at Generations   Monday, Sept. 4: Labor Day — Closed. Tuesday, Sept. 5: Turkey noodle casserole, broccoli, cinnamon baked apple slices, dinner roll. Half-Priced Day sponsored by Christian Reformed Church. Wednesday, Sept. 6: Meatloaf, baked potato, corn, bread, fruit. Thursday, Sept. 7: Barbecue pork on a bun, coleslaw, pineapple. Friday, Sept. 8: Baked fish, rice pilaf,…
  • September 01, 2023
    This summer a group of professionals from Luverne School District attended BestPrep’s Technology Integration Workshop, a summer program designed to improve technology skills and teach career skills students need for success in the future. The Luverne educators included Angie Swenson, Mike Wenninger, Angie Hageman, Tony Sandbulte, Jason Berghorst, Amy Cook, Kathy Hawes and Marie Atkinson-Smeins…
  • By Mavis Fodness
    September 01, 2023
    Luverne Public Schools welcomes five new teachers to its staff Tuesday, Sept. 5, when the 2023-24 school year begins. Three of the five teachers return to the site of their elementary and secondary years. Amy (Helle) Lysne said she “graduated as a Cardinal in 2007” before attending Minnesota State University – Mankato, where she received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a…
  • By Mavis Fodness
    September 01, 2023
    Hills-Beaver Creek School District will have four new teachers on staff when the 2023-24 school year opens Tuesday, Sept. 5. Three of the four teachers will be familiar to students and other staff members. April Prohl will teach special education at the secondary school. She currently lives in Beaver Creek with her spouse, Troy, and daughters, Sarah (an H-BC sophomore) and Grace (a fifth-…
  • September 01, 2023
    Dispatch report Aug. 18 •Complainant eastbound on I-90, mile marker 2, reported debris on roadway. •Complainant on North Kniss Avenue reported abandoned vehicle. •Complainant on West Luverne Street in Magnolia, reported theft. •Complainant eastbound on I-90 mile marker 16 reported a driving complaint. •Complainant on Jackson Street in Valley Springs requested assistance. •Complainant on…
  • September 01, 2023
    10 years ago (2013) •A Luverne High School student recently competed in the Minnesota Grocers Association state grocery baggers competition.  Cory Stroeh, a grocery bagger at Glen’s Food Center, Luverne, was selected to advance to the state event in the Twin Cities based on his performance in a local competition. According to Sherri Thompson of Glen’s Food Center, Stroeh stood out among his…
  • August 15, 2023
    Fick: 'We're overlooking serious national problems' Letter to the Editor: The big question in Washington now seems to be at what age is an individual disqualified from running for public office. Mental and physical status could be determined by medical doctor exams if an individual is qualified to start running for public office. Age brings experience and can bring knowledge and…
  • By Angela Nolz, licensed professional clinical counselor and Sanford Integrated Health therapist
    July 25, 2023
    Brain health is health. This concept lives in my mind, daily. I have worked as a mental health therapist for the past 15 years. The more research emerges, the better we understand the inner workings of the brain, and yet, we have so very far to go to best understand illness and best recovery treatments.  Some things have changed in the 15 years that I've been involved in this field, but the…
  • By Mavis Fodness, reporter
    June 20, 2023
    Half of 2023 is already behind us. Almost six months ago, I “double dogged dared” readers to get off the couch and become more active and not to say “no” to a physical challenge. Now it’s time to check in to see where everyone is. With six months left in 2023, there is still time to reach those goals set earlier this year. I recently revisited my goals, and you know what? I’m doing pretty good.…
  • April 18, 2023
    ​Are you ready for severe weather? Each year Homeland Security and Emergency Management, in collaboration with the National Weather Service, sponsors Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota. The week is designed to remind and educate the public about the seasonal threats from severe weather and how to avoid them.  It's also a good time to make and practice emergency plans and check…
  • By Rick Peterson, general manager
    April 18, 2023
    Spring rummage sale (May 3-6) and the citywide spring cleanup (May 1-5) are just around the corner. The citywide cleanup event is one of the nicest perks the city offers. There are rules to follow as to what you can place by the curb for free pickup. The citywide cleanup also draws a fair number of out-of-town treasure seekers as well as locals. Truth be told, I’ve harvested a treasure or two…
  • April 11, 2023
    April is National Safe Digging Month and CenterPoint Energy encourages customers to call 811 in advance about projects such as installing a garden, fence, pool or water sprinkler system.  Digging without knowing the location of underground utilities can result in serious injury or death, service disruptions and costly fines or repairs. Hitting underground natural gas, electric, communications,…
  • April 04, 2023
    Fick: 'Stop and think, what if that would happen around here. Oh that would hurt' To the Editor: Another shooting! Three innocent children and three adults at work in school. Why? Where will the next incident be? Do we think this 28-year-old has been watching television? Seeing how the adults in Washington, D.C., operate? The example they set for our youth. It this normal? Could that…
  • March 28, 2023
    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is waiving vehicle permit fees at all 75 state parks and recreation areas on four dates in 2023. The Free Park Days will be Saturday, April 22; Saturday, June 10; Saturday, Sept. 9; and Friday, Nov. 24. With the support of the state legislature, the DNR offers Free Park Days to encourage Minnesotans to get outdoors and enjoy the health and wellness…
  • February 28, 2023
    Minnesota’s 1,777 townships will hold their annual meeting on Tuesday, March 14. Known as Township Day, these annual meetings take place every year on the second Tuesday in March and set townships apart from other forms of local government. At these meetings, residents of the townships will voice their opinions about local issues with other township residents, and they’ll vote directly on their…
  • February 21, 2023
    This week Minnesotans honors bus drivers across the state with “School Bus Driver Appreciation Day” on Wednesday, Feb. 22, to draw attention to these dedicated professionals and to the statewide bus driver shortage. Rock County’s list of school bus drivers report for duty in the Luverne and Hills-Beaver Creek districts. Luverne school bus drivers include Brad Goembel, Scott Adams. Keith Brandt,…
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